Trans is first mentioned in the middle of the 12th Century as Hof ad Tranne.
Trans has an area, as of 2006, of 7.4km2 (2.9sqmi). Of this area, 30.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 46.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (22%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the Domleschg sub-district, of the Hinterrhein district. It consisted of the haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) village of Trans, located on a terrace 1,473m (4,833ft) above the eastern side of the Hinterrhine valley.
Trans has a population (as of 2007) of 56, all Swiss. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -17.6%.
trans was an annual, non-arts festival held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, linked with the Urban Arts Academy and organised by the Belfast Waterfront Hall. Over a four-week period it hosted a programme of gigs, free seminars, courses, exhibitions and broadcasts its own radio station.
trans stated a list of ideologies and beliefs:
Investing new technologies, new trends, new art forms and new artists.
Providing training in career paths which the current system does not.
Encourage debate outside traditional politics
Demonstrate that Urban Arts should not be confined you Youth Culture
To bring the world to Belfast, and Belfast to the world
Throughout its five-year history, the festival was popular not only with the Urban Arts Academy students, but with music and arts lovers from all walks of life, and regularly attracts international artists and audience members.